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You have reached Maine's largest and most trafficked website. 

The official website of Stephen King's Thinner Gypsies

As of February 2021, we are now getting up to 7 MILLION visits per day!


This is the home page of

Maine author, artist, Voodoo Priestess, Gypsy Queen, and art car designer:

EelKat Wendy Christine Allen

Chances are high, I'm the most famous person, you'll ever meet.

I am EelKat

The REAL Gypsy Witch Stephen King based his Thinner Gypsy witch off of

and owner of the REAL World's Most Haunted car,

the car Stephen King based his fictional Christine off of,

My family, we are the Gypsies you see in The Thinner, the movie was filmed on my farm,

Founder of The Procter & Gamble Boycott

EelKat of Squidoo, EelKat Voice of the Voiceless.

EelKat Etiole's Friend.

We are the Gypsies of Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford, Scarborough, Wells, Kennebunk, Sanford, Bangor, and Palmyra, Maine.


This website started in 1996 and is updated, edited, and added to daily. (NOTE do keep in mind since the April 10, 2015 murder of my children, this site is no longer updated daily, and very few new writing articles are added any more - since 2015 updates have been about weekly and usually are about the continued ongoing investigation into the murder of my family.) 

As of 2021 it has more than 10,000 pages. However, only around 2,000 pages are indexed by search engines (robot blockers and/or passwords, prevent the rest from being findable by Google/Bing/Yahoo/etc.). Around 8,000 pages can only be accessed by clicking on direct links to them. The links are found on other pages on this site. Confusing? Perhaps. But whenever one of those difficult to find 8,000 pages gets traffic, I know that you are VERY dedicated in reading what I wrote or doing some stalker level digging to reach those search engine inaccessible pages and I'd rather not waste my time writing stuff for uninterested parties, plus it's fascinating to see how deep some people are willing dig to find every last word I wrote.

I published my first novel in 1978. Since then I have published 138 novels, 30 non-fiction books, 2,000+ short stories, a dozen plays, a few comic book scripts for Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics, a few dozen novellas, and 10,000+ non-fiction articles.

I am asexual and famous for 4 decades of writing 100% sexless stories, laced in extreme blood-gore-and-violence. But in spite of that, in recent years, most people classify me as an Erotica author. I don't know why, as I've never written Erotica or even any sex scenes, and as I am a nun, raised as such from the age of 3, I wouldn't even know how to write sex or Erotica. If you came here looking for sex, BDSM, Erotica, or Dominatrix's, please return to whomever sent you and tell them to burn in Hell where their immoral ass belongs. Also, do tell me their name so I can put a curse on them, so they will never enjoy sex ever again, to punish them for spreading lies about me and connecting my name to anything related to sex at all. I find sex vile and despicable and want no part of your perverse degradation near me.

All of my fiction works are about Alien Elf Wizards who live in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. All of my non-fiction works are about the history of Maine, it's Gypsy Clans, and most especially Old Orchard Beach the town which was settled and founded by my family.

Most of these pages answer reader questions on the worldbuilding, character creating, plotting, writing, editing, and publishing process of my work. 

Others are on the history of my people, The Gypsies of Maine, our culture, our lifestyle, our cars, and our religion.

The rest of the pages are daily updates of the terrorist attacks by Maine's White Supremacists on my non-white family, including updates of the FBI investigation of the April 10, 2015 murder of my children.




IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.

Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.

All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.

Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.

From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.

No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.

There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.

Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.

All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is! 

EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!

The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.

April 10, 2015 my 12 children were kidnapped,
from 146 Portland Ave. Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

May 15, 2015, ten of their heads were nailed to my door.

Do you have information?

FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the 
Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the case.

If you have information about the April 10, 2015 murder of my family 
or any of the attacks on our home and relatives, give it to him not me.
He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 









What Is a Writer and How Does a Writer Become an Author?



What is a writer?

What is the difference between a writer and an author?

What is a writer and how does a writer become an author?

These are incredibly common questions, and equates for one of the single most asked questions I receive.

Publishing is the difference between a writer and an author. A writer is anyone who writes, while an author is a writer who publishes what they write. Elsewhere I have explained how you can become a writer. In this section I will explore the various options you will face on your path to becoming an author. But first let's see how I came to write this.

This article all started because I was asked a very simple question. I was asked it by several people over the course of several years. Each asker had their own spin on the question, each telling a different tale of how they came to think of it. What is a writer and what publishing methods do writers use to become authors?

Most question askers are looking to become writers when they ask me this. They tell me of hopes and dreams and of one day making millions off their bestselling novel. Because their stories were always the same, I think I’ll draw on one story which was quite different, not asked by someone looking to become an author, but rather asked by someone looking to discredit a self-published author.

One particularly mean spirited woman sent me a very long and angry letter filled with hatred for her next door neighbor, explaining that her neighbor “lived on section 8, couldn’t hold down a real job, ONLY had an associate's degree, and claimed to be a writer, but she knew the neighbor was not a writer because, all of his novels were self published and only sold on Amazon.” She railed on for several pages. I replied to ask her why it mattered the guy was on section 8 and she replied back that “only lazy deadbeat bums get section 8 not published authors and real authors don't self publish their books on Amazon”.

Hmmm. I replied back to tell her that 78% of the families currently living on section-8 got there from either a hurricane, a tornado, or a forest fire, and asked how she knew the guy could not hold down a job. She replied back to say that “well he’s a writer!”

I asked what that meant, pointing out that I too was a writer. She replied with “well writing is not a real job!” I asked her if she read newspapers, watched TV or movies, read magazines or novels or college text books”.

She said “yes, but those were written by real writers, published authors, making real money, they don’t live in section 8 and they all have Masters Degrees and they NEVER self-publish their books”.

I replied back to tell her that 84% of all traditionally published writers do not make enough on royalties to reach minimum wage and work 2 part time jobs in addition to writing, and contrary to popular myth, there are far greater famous self-published authors than there are famous traditionally published authors. In fact very few authors before 1968 were traditional published, and most traditional publishing houses were not even founded until the early 1980s.

The method of publishing DOES NOT determine if a person is a writer or an author. The publishing method has nothing to do with it at all.

Prior to 1983 nearly all college textbooks were self published, and outside of Harlequin Romance novels and sci-fi pulp magazines, there was very little fiction traditionally published either. The boom to leave vanity press and self-publishing behind and pursue big house aka traditional publishing for works of fiction did not start until 1982. Clearly she had no clue the history of the publishing industry.

I asked her what the point of contacting me was, what exactly did she want to know, what answer was she seeking?

She replied “I want to know what a writer is. What is the difference between a writer and an author? He says he’s a writer, but I know he’s not because I have a Master’s Degree in English and he only has an Associates Degree.”

Master’s vs Associates seemed rather pointless to me, so I asked why she brought it up. She said “Well, ALL published authors have Masters Degrees in English and Journalism.”

Hmmmm. Odd I can’t think of a single famous published author who has either, I said to her, adding that education has nothing to do with a person is a writer or not, nor does living conditions, heck I was homeless for 7 years and I never let that stop me from writing!

What is the difference between a writer and an author?

What is a writer and how does a writer become an author?

What makes a person a writer and how does a writer become a published author?

A writer, simply put is one who writes. Everyone who writes on a regular basis is considered a writer whether or not they have ever been published.

Writers can mean those who write for newspapers or those who write fiction, those who write for medical journals, or those who write TV sitcom scripts, heck, even a kid jotting down thoughts in their diary is a writer. They are all writers because they all physically write things down. They all get Writer's Block. That is a very general description, I know, but I have to start somewhere, don’t I?

If I was to start detailing all of them, I'd have to write an encyclopedia on the subject, so, for the sake of simplicity, we will assume, in this article, that a writer is one who writes fiction in novel or short story format.

Now, back to the question: What is a writer?

A writer is someone who writes, probably every day or nearly so. Usually they feel compelled to write, as though they have no control over it. It is as though they will die if they cannot write something down. Their every fiber burns with the sensation, the uncontrollable passion, that they must put words to paper in order to survive. They feel every emotion their characters feel: the love, the pain, the horror, the fear, the anxiety, and the lust for adventure. They not only feel their characters, they become their characters. Everything in life sparks a new story idea. They awake at night from their sleep to jot down in notebooks. They pull their car off the road to write down ideas on the edges of maps. They are obsessed with the fever that is known as writing. That is what it means to be a writer.

But how does this writer become an author?

An author however, is generally perceived as a writer who has been published. For some writers, it is enough that they write, publishing their work is not their goal. For most writers, however, the goal is to become a published author. The trick is being published. You have many options. Which one should you choose?

Let's take a look at the various publishing methods you can use for your book:











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